Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

Dear Miriam,

I had a great date with a guy last week.  He ended the evening by saying that we'd "definitely" get together again. That was four days ago and I haven't heard from him. What should I do?

Signed,
Waiting for a Second Date

Dear Waiting,

In my experience, people's questions about second dates typically focus on whether to go on them with people they don't actually like. (See this case in point from a previous column.) It's refreshing to know that you want to see this guy again and that he seemingly wants to see you as well....

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Dear Miriam,

People seem to take cabs a lot more in Philly than any place else I've ever lived. Why is that, and what should I know about "cabbing it," including how much to tip?

Signed,
Taxi Tips

Dear Tips,

Philly is generally pretty easy to get around: It's small and walkable, and has reasonable parking and a lot of car sharing options. However, public transportation is fairly limited compared to a lot of cities, and even when your destination is, objectively-speaking, not so far away, sometimes a cab just makes sense. I spend a lot of...

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Dear Miriam,

I have a friend who always appears to have a surly expression on her face. I know her to be a kind, interesting person, even a happy person, but for some reason she often looks annoyed. I know she wants to make new friends, get out and date more, but I think her facial expressions are holding her back. Is there any way I can talk to her about this?

Signed,
Frowny Friend

Dear Frowny,

If only people waited to characterize someone until they had a personal conversation, but alas, I think we all know that’s not the way things...

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